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Never what it seems  by Wayne Andrewartha

Never what it seems

Wayne Andrewartha

Book

"The exciting next episode of the Jake Shaw Detective series has finally arrived. Jake Shaw, private Detective, has just arrived back from a well-deserved holiday, and is immediately embroiled in a search for a client’s missing daughter. It’s something...

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Black and blue  by Wayne Andrewartha

Black and blue

Wayne Andrewartha

Book

"A killer is loose in the city, abducting and killing women, in a most brutal manner. Four bodies have already been found, deliberately, artfully arranged in secluded parks, but their horrific wounds make even hardened police detectives sick. The murder...

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Afakasi woman  by Lani Wendt Young

Afakasi woman

Lani Wendt Young

Book

"A collection of tales of Pacifika women. Short stories that capture some of the drama, laughter, loves and sorrows in the lives of women of the Pacific. Each tale is unique, life enhancing and totally engrossing." --Back cover.

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Darkness on the edge of town by Adam Christopher

Darkness on the edge of town

Adam Christopher

eBook

Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things. Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy...

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Cilka's journey by Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Cilka's journey

Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Audio CD

Her beauty saved her life and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from...

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Telegram home  by Kirsten McKenzie

Telegram home

Kirsten McKenzie

Book

History will change. Sarah Lester's mother is missing and the Indian uprising holds her father captive. The police want to question her, and even the church is demanding its pound of flesh. Her return to The Old Curiosity Shop raises more questions t...

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One Single Thing by Tina Clough

One Single Thing

Tina Clough

eBook

Journalist Hope Barber disappears two weeks after returning to New Zealand from an assignment in Pakistan, leaving her front door open and her bag and phone inside. The police are tight-lipped about their reluctance to act, and Hunter Grant and Dao agree...

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Rogue vampire  by Nicola Claire

Rogue vampire

Nicola Claire

Book

"The Queen of the Light Fey is on the warpath, and she has her sights set on Georgia. But fighting Isoleth's monsters is the least of her problems. Her best friend is missing, her vampire-within is waking up, and her mate keeps leaving to be with another....

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The cosy coffee shop of promises  by Kellie Hailes

The cosy coffee shop of promises

Kellie Hailes

Book

Curl up in The Cosy Coffee Shop of Promises with a latte and a scone, the perfect antidote to a grey day! Mel's dream of opening a coffee shop is finally a reality! A cosy little place turning out the best flat whites and most delicious pastries in Devon....

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Drongo  by Ian Richards

Drongo

Ian Richards

Book

18 year old Andy Ingle, with his yellow typewriter called Half-Arse under his arm, embarks on one of the great Kiwi road trips, hitchhiking from Palmerston North to Dunedin, over to the West Coast and back up to Auckland. On the way falling in with d...

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Pohutukawa Highway  by Tammy Robinson

Pohutukawa Highway

Tammy Robinson

Book

It's January, the height of a New Zealand summer and the Gilbert family have gathered at the campground they've been coming to since the seventies to scatter the ashes of youngest son Jeffrey into the sea. For Jess, the campground holds bittersweet m...

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Bliss and other stories by Katherine Mansfield

Bliss and other stories

Katherine Mansfield

eAudiobook

"Lottie and Kezia stood on the patch of lawn just inside the gate, all ready for the fray in their coats with brass anchor buttons...." When these 14 short stories were published in 1920, Katherine Mansfield had already effected a transformation in this...

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Cilka's journey by Heather Morris

Cilka's journey

Heather Morris

eAudiobook

Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka was only sixteen-years-old when she was taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, noticed her long beautiful hair, and forced her separation...

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Collected stories by Maurice Duggan

Collected stories

Maurice Duggan

eBook

"When Maurice Duggan ... began writing, towards the end of the Second World War, New Zealand short stories tended to portray ordinary people in their own inarticulate form. Duggan erupted into this scene flourishing a mannered though vigorous elegance...

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Huia short stories. 13, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Huia short stories. 13, Contemporary Māori fiction.

Book

"Here are the best short stories from the Pikihuia Awards for Māori writers 2019 as judged by Scotty Morrison, Robyn Bargh, Tuehu Harris, Whiti Hereaka, Poia Rewi and Carol Hirschfeld. This competition, run by the Māori Literature Trust and Huia Publishers,...

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The godwits fly by Robin Hyde

The godwits fly

Robin Hyde

eBook

Strongly autobiographical, it vividly conveys the intensely felt worlds of the adolescent - love, poetry and England - and the enthralling but sometimes painful experience of growing up female; and its picture of family life in early-twentieth-centur...

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The skeleton woman by 1929- Renée

The skeleton woman

1929- Renée

eBook

A baby on the doorstep, a skeleton woman biding time before the truth comes out. Rose Anthony's life has just become much more complicated? Soon-to-be-fifty Rose Anthony finds an abandoned baby outside her kitchen door. Bogged down in the drama of an...

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The skeleton woman by 1929- Renée

The skeleton woman

1929- Renée

eBook

A baby on the doorstep, a skeleton woman biding time before the truth comes out. Rose Anthony's life has just become much more complicated? Soon-to-be-fifty Rose Anthony finds an abandoned baby outside her kitchen door. Bogged down in the drama of an...

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Wilde Glut by Nalini Singh

Wilde Glut

Nalini Singh

eBook

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Moonlight sonata by Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Moonlight sonata

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

eBook

"It's the annual New Year family get-together. Molly is dreading having to spend time with her mother, but she is pleased her son will see his cousins and is looking forward to catching up with her brothers ... Joe in particular. Under the summer sun,...

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A greater God  by Brian Stoddart

A greater God

Brian Stoddart

Book

Superintendent Chris Le Fanu returns to Madras from Penang where he leaves his new Straits Chinese love interest, Jenlin Koh, and a tempting new post in police intelligence there. He finds Hindu-Muslim tension on the rise in Madras, and his friends a...

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You yet shall die  by Jennifer author. Barraclough

You yet shall die

Jennifer author. Barraclough

Book

"A novel about family secrets and discovery of a long-ago crime. Hilda is a reclusive single woman who lives on the North Kent marshes with her rescue cats. One day she has a visit from a young woman called Nicky, who claims to be her half-sister, the...

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The thread  by Larry James Carter

The thread

Larry James Carter

Book

Jack has come home to New Zealand. He's getting old and he's tired. When Jack sets off by boat from the coast, inland along a meandering tidal river to his hometown, he's doing a favour for the Australian police - or so he hopes. Along the way, whil...

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Huia short stories. 9, Contemporary Māori fiction

Huia short stories. 9, Contemporary Māori fiction

eBook

"Here are the best short stories and novel extracts from the Pikihuia Awards for Maori Writers 2011, as judged by Keri Hulme, Katie Wolfe, Erima Henare and Reina Whaitiri. The book will contain the stories from the 18 finalists for Best Short Story written...

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Once upon a time in Aotearoa by Tina Makereti

Once upon a time in Aotearoa

Tina Makereti

eBook

"Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa explores a world where mythological characters and stories become part of everyday life. Old and new worlds co-exist, cultures mingle and magic happens. Familiar characters appear, but in these versions the gods live in ...

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Shadow waters by Chris (Christopher Ian) Baker

Shadow waters

Chris (Christopher Ian) Baker

eBook

This is the second book in a trilogy but readers do not have to have read the first book, Kokopu Dreams to understand Shadow Waters. This action-packed, fast-moving novel explores the survivors’ struggle against demons and fearful creatures that have...

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Festival of miracles by Alice Tawhai

Festival of miracles

Alice Tawhai

eBook

This is a fabulous collection of stories from a young and new Maori writer. She finds cosmopolitan material for her stories from the length and breadth of New Zealand. Her words are gem-like observations of lives on the edge, and her characters are rich...

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Transit of Venus by Rowan Metcalfe

Transit of Venus

Rowan Metcalfe

eBook

The story of the Bounty mutiny is well known. Fletcher Christian's mutineers set Captain William Bligh and others adrift in a ship's boat. Bligh sailed some 5000 kilometres to safety; the mutineers returned to Tahiti before making their way to isolated...

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The golden sword  by John Pain

The golden sword

John Pain

Book

"Based on the adventures of Sir Stamford Raffles in what would become Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, The Golden Sword deconstructs the accepted history of European trade, politics and warfare in colonised territory and paints a very different picture...

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The year of the fox  by Merren Tait

The year of the fox

Merren Tait

Book

"I started My New Life with a wild leap of faith and a screw driver in my back pocket. Turns out I needed a power tool arsenal... Nancy Myers is having a hard time. She's broken-hearted, homeless and unemployed. And she's just turned forty. But Nancy...

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Archangel's war  by Nalini Singh

Archangel's war

Nalini Singh

Book

"The world is in chaos as the power surge of the Cascade rises to a devastating crescendo. In furiously resisting its attempts to turn Elena into a vessel for Raphael’s power, Elena and her archangel are irrevocably changed...far beyond the prophecy...

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Cilka's journey  by Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Cilka's journey

Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Book

Her beauty saved her life and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from...

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Loving Sylvie by Elizabeth Smither

Loving Sylvie

Elizabeth Smither

Large Print

"A sensual, witty novel that cleverly weaves in the stories of three generations of women: Sylvie, her mother Madeleine and grandmother Isobel, focusing most strongly on the relationship between grandmother and granddaughter. The narrative shifts between...

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The imaginary lives of James Pōneke by Tina Makereti

The imaginary lives of James Pōneke

Tina Makereti

Large Print

"'The hour is late. The candle is low. Tomorrow I will see whether it is my friends or a ship homewards I meet. But I must finish my story for you first. My future, my descendant, my mokopuna. Listen.' So begins the tale of James Pōneke: orphaned son...

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This mortal boy by Fiona Kidman

This mortal boy

Fiona Kidman

Large Print

"Albert Black, known as the 'jukebox killer', was only twenty when he was convicted of murdering another young man in a fight at a milk bar in Auckland on 26 July 1955. His crime fuelled growing moral panic about teenagers, and he was to hang less than...

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The infinite air by Fiona Kidman

The infinite air

Fiona Kidman

Large Print

"Jean Batten became an international icon in 1930s. A brave, beautiful woman, she made a number of heroic solo flights across the world. The newspapers couldn't get enough of her. In 1934, she broke Amy Johnson's flight time between England and Australia...

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The absolute book  by Elizabeth author. Knox

The absolute book

Elizabeth author. Knox

Book

"Taryn Cornick believes that the past is behind her - her sister's death by violence, and her own ill-concieved revenge. She has chosen to live a life more professional than personal. She has written a book about the things that threaten libraries - ...

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Aue  by Becky Manawatu

Aue

Becky Manawatu

Book

Taukiri was born into sorrow. Aue can be heard in the sound of the sea he loves and hates, and in the music he draws out of the guitar that was his father's. It spills out of the gang violence that killed his father and sent his mother into hiding, and...

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Scented  by Laurence Fearnley

Scented

Laurence Fearnley

Book

"A compelling and poignant search for identity through perfume. Granny Seren told me I had a natural talent for perfume making and I believed her because she seemed to know what she was talking about and she never lied. It was Seren who introduced me...

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The father of octopus wrestling, and other small fictions  by Frankie McMillan

The father of octopus wrestling, and other small fictions

Frankie McMillan

Book

Darkly comic, surreal and full of perceptiveness about human vulnerability and eccentricity, Frankie McMillan's small fictions often duck and dive away from the reader's expectations. With a poet's sense of how single words or phrases ripple out with...

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Stop Looking  by Angelique Praat

Stop Looking

Angelique Praat

Book

"Philip Templeton is on the run in New Zealand after releasing a military robotics project to the public. He's left behind his career, his identity and his girlfriend, Mishra McKenzie. Mishra travels to New Zealand to search for Philip - but she isn't...

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Mixed blessing  by Nicola Claire

Mixed blessing

Nicola Claire

Book

"Working as a bartender at the most popular club in town, dating a handsome, sexy and ever so slightly mysterious Englishman, Georgia thought her life was finally going somewhere. Then one night a rogue vampire caught her unawares, introducing her to...

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The ash, the well & the bluebell  by Sandra (author) Arnold

The ash, the well & the bluebell

Sandra (author) Arnold

Book

"Losing her daughter to the Christchurch earthquake sends Lily back to her childhood village in Northern England to scatter Charlie's ashes. It's a place of ghosts for Lily after the mysterious drowning of a school friend at the old village well - a ...

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After the peace by Fay Weldon

After the peace

Fay Weldon

Large Print

"How many parents does it take to make a baby? In the case of Rosalind Melrose Smithson it took four: one birth mother; one legal father; one interfering neighbor; and one turkey baster filled with the defrosted essence of an anonymous donor. Or not ...

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The harp of kings  by Juliet Marillier

The harp of kings

Juliet Marillier

Book

"Bard. Warrior. Rebel. Eighteen-year-old Liobhan is a powerful singer and an expert whistle player. Her brother has a voice to melt the hardest heart and is a rare talent on the harp. But Liobhan's burning ambition is to join the elite warrior band on...

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Broken tikanga  by Raewyn Anderson

Broken tikanga

Raewyn Anderson

Book

"My name is Laura. I come from a line of women who have the gift of matakite (clairvoyancy). My grandmother was brought up in the old ways of tikanga (Māori customs, lore, values and protocols). Her story begins as a young girl. Tane Mahuta, god of the...

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Dark shadow  by Nicola Claire

Dark shadow

Nicola Claire

Book

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When it all went to custard by Danielle Hawkins

When it all went to custard

Danielle Hawkins

Audio CD

I wasn't enjoying the afternoon of 23 February even before I learnt that my husband was having an affair. The news of her husband's infidelity comes as a nasty shock to Jenny Reynolds, part-time building control officer and full-time mother, even though,...

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Band of gold by Deborah Challinor

Band of gold

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

"Kitty Farrell, headstrong and passionate as ever, is heartbroken over the apparent death by drowning of her husband Rian. Alone and grieving on the goldfields of Ballarat, she turns to Rian's long-time shipmate Daniel, who has loved her from afar for...

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Not bad people by Brandy Scott

Not bad people

Brandy Scott

Large Print

"Three friends, thirty years of shared secrets, one impulsive gesture ... and a terrible accident. When friendship goes bad, someone has to pay. It's New Year's Eve. Three thirty-something women - Aimee, Melinda and Lou - best friends for decades, let...

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Pearly Gates by Owen Marshall

Pearly Gates

Owen Marshall

Large Print

"Funny, intriguing, lyrical, insightful and ultimately moving, this entertaining novel from one of this country's best writers both skewers and celebrates small town New Zealand. Pat 'Pearly' Gates has achieved a lot in his life and evinces considera...

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What you wish for by Catherine Robertson

What you wish for

Catherine Robertson

Large Print

"Dr Ashwin Ghadavi, Gabriel's Bay's newly imported GP, is trying hard to fit in. His challenges include the immoveable force of his office manager, Mac, the ambiguities of the Kiwi idiom, and his unrequited attraction to Mac's daughter, Emma. Having ...

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The cloud leopard's daughter by Deborah Challinor

The cloud leopard's daughter

Deborah Challinor

Audio CD

When Kitty and Rian Farrell sail their schooner Katipo III into Dunedin Harbour in 1863, they are on tenterhooks. The new Otago goldfields have attracted all-comers, including their friend Wong Fu from Ballarat, who has sent a message for their help....

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Journey to the promised land  by Dennis R. McLeod

Journey to the promised land

Dennis R. McLeod

Book

"Amid the ruins and chaos left by the Second World War, a family sets out from a small town in Russia to escape the uncertainty of living under the iron fist of Stalin. Their arduous journey takes them through Poland and then Germany, where they hear...

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Ola  by Albert Wendt

Ola

Albert Wendt

Book

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The Rigel affair  by L. M. Hedrick

The Rigel affair

L. M. Hedrick

Book

"Abandoned by his part-Cherokee Ma, Charlie Kincaid escapes servitude with his uncle. He jumps a boxcar, accompanied by his schoolmate Roxy, who is escaping troubles of her own. Charlie becomes a US Navy Diver. Mattie Blanc is from a genteel New Zeal...

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Redemption  by Carne Maxwell

Redemption

Carne Maxwell

Book

Going back is never easy. But sometimes you have to go back to move forward. It has been nine years since the contest, but for some of the contestants it feels like yesterday. When they all receive an invitation to return to the island of Samimoto, some...

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Bill & Chops  by Noel Shepherd

Bill & Chops

Noel Shepherd

Book

Bill Whakahoro and his cobber, Tumblechops, are men of no ambition. But when they are pushed into taking on a little responsibility, they discover that the simple life they once enjoyed has gone, perhaps forever. This is a story of trout fishing, bee...

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This old stick  by Andrew Corin

This old stick

Andrew Corin

Book

"This book tells the stories of the older people around us - stories which are at once familiar and extraordinary.A range of delightful and challenging fictionalised characters are beautifully presented with warm-hearted and absorbing honesty.'This Old...

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Jessie's high country heart  by Patricia Snelling

Jessie's high country heart

Patricia Snelling

Book

"Jessie Lee, a young New Zealand vet leaves the city to join her friend, Hope Rigby in the alpine rural village of Glenorchy. When she takes up her new post as a remote on-call vet, she encounters animosity and prejudice from male farmers who have lived...

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A splendid sin  by Alana Bolton Cooke

A splendid sin

Alana Bolton Cooke

Book

"Behind the masterpiece was a love that defined Renaissance art. Michaelangelo di Lodovico Buonarrotti hs risen into Rome's artistic elite and the ailing Pope Clement commissions him to paint The Last Judgement. When the artist Tomasso, a young noble...

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Machete and the Ghost  by James Griffin

Machete and the Ghost

James Griffin

Book

"Leilei Leilei Junior (aka Machete) and Neil Turnbull (aka The Ghost) come from vey different backgrounds but when they eventually found each other they became the midfield combination that ruled world rugby for four consecutive World Cups. Off the f...

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Making time  by Nicola Claire

Making time

Nicola Claire

Book

"Living out of time has not been easy for Mimi Wylde. Travelling to the 23rd century via time waves can do that to a girl. At least she's officially a Novitiate at the Royal Academy of Time Surgeons now. But when a routine trip goes disastrously wrong,...

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The boyfriend  by Laura Southgate

The boyfriend

Laura Southgate

Book

"The story of a young woman who finds herself subject to the gravitational field of a charismatic man, The Boyfriend is a cautionary tale about blindly accepting traditional 'love' narratives" This clear-eyed, dismaying and often hilarious examination...

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Dry milk  by Yan Huo

Dry milk

Yan Huo

Book

"John Lee is a migrant from Beijing who has lived in Auckland for three decades. Formerly a librarian, he leads an increasingly lonely and misanthropic life, reduced to selling second-hand goods, and living in a marriage of convenience with his disabled...

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The stories of Eileen Duggan  by Eileen Duggan

The stories of Eileen Duggan

Eileen Duggan

Book

The Stories of Eileen Duggan presents the two collections of short stories Eileen Duggan wrote but did not offer for publication, and includes a Preface by the editor, Helen J. O'Neill, and a substantial introduction by John Weir. Eileen Duggan was born...

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Nailing down the saint  by Craig Cliff

Nailing down the saint

Craig Cliff

Book

"Duncan Blake is a Kiwi filmmaker whose move to LA has not gone to plan. After a series of setbacks, he's working at a chain restaurant, his marriage is on shaky ground after a porn-related faux pas and his son won't stop watching Aladdin. When Duncan...

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Back in time  by D E. McLean

Back in time

D E. McLean

Book

"Back once more in his own time, Kev finds it hard to settle back into his old life. Thoughts and memories of Persephone Mockett and the crew of the airship, the Elizabeth Anne, crowd his mind, and he longs to be a part of the adventurous lifestyle he...

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All made up by Kara Isaac

All made up

Kara Isaac

Large Print

"Everyone thinks Katriona McLeod is living the dream. Her professional career as a make-up artist sees her traveling the world working with the stars and she's got no shortage of men wanting her affection. Only problem is she's never gotten over Caleb...

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Snowgirls  by Clark James

Snowgirls

Clark James

Book

"Destructive tsunamis and volcanic eruptions play havoc with the world's environment. In three locations young women lead survivors out of the carnage. Heather in a Yorkshire dale discovers a windfall, allowing her to use the money to provide for others....

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Girl from the tree house  by Gudrun Frerichs

Girl from the tree house

Gudrun Frerichs

Book

Horace Reid's death opened the door to our freedom. His widow, Elizabeth, exists only on paper. She disappeared thirty years ago. It's us, the Tribe, who live in her body now. But nobody knows that. Us are Elise, the reluctant host, Lilly the closer,...

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Out of the inferno  by Ross Meurant

Out of the inferno

Ross Meurant

Book

"Three men who grew up in the same little country town find themselves at the heart of a national crisis. One a gang member. One a cop. One an MP. In New Zealand, one degree of separation is an overstatement. When good things happen, everyone takes ...

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The Hollywood school of Dressmaking  by Lynley Dear

The Hollywood school of Dressmaking

Lynley Dear

Book

"When the camera rolls who can tell what is a movie script and what is real life? It is 1929 and few people are who they say they are when Hollywood on Tour comes to town to make a movie with a scattering of Stars plus throngs of star-struck locals. So...

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The controller  by Linda Coles

The controller

Linda Coles

Book

"One man's courage could save man's best friend... Pete is trying his best to get on the right side of the tracks. Dog-napping spoiled pets for ransom money seems harmless, and he could really use the cash. All he has to do is locate targets with his...

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Money in the morgue by Ngaio Marsh

Money in the morgue

Ngaio Marsh

eBook

Inspector Alleyn just wants to write a letter to his wife, but World War II keeps intruding with war-work that has brought Alleyn to a hospital in New Zealand's hinterlands, and it's the war that has left the hospital swimming in convalescing soldiers....

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Whatever it takes  by Paul Cleave

Whatever it takes

Paul Cleave

Book

"When seven-year-old Alyssa is kidnapped, Deputy Noah Harper decides he will do what it takes to find her - but that means crossing lines he can never come back from. Finding the girl safe isn't enough to stop Noah from losing his job, his wife, and from...

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The legacies of Brigadier Station  by Sarah Williams

The legacies of Brigadier Station

Sarah Williams

Book

Lachie McGuire is trying to make a fresh start. He's sobered up and is making amends for all the people he has hurt and the pain he has caused. But some of his past actions have consequences. Even if he doesn't remember them. Needing her independence...

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Oracle's war  by David Hair

Oracle's war

David Hair

Book

"Gods and mortals collide in the thrilling second instalment in the historical Greek fantasy the Olympus Series. When Prince Odysseus is sent on a quest to recover his family honour, he's led to Delos where a mysterious new prophecy has captivated the...

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Darkness on the edge of town  by Adam Christopher

Darkness on the edge of town

Adam Christopher

Book

Chief Jim Hopper reveals long-awaited secrets to Eleven about his old life as a police detective in New York City, confronting his past before the events of the hit show Stranger Things. Christmas, Hawkins, 1984. All Chief Jim Hopper wants is to enjoy...

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The Claim  by David Briggs

The Claim

David Briggs

Book

"When Evan Cadwallader's father dies, leaving behind a legacy of debt and failed businesses, Evan is doubtful that the derelict cottage in the foothills of the mountains will provide the financial answer but decides to visit anyway. He falls in love with...

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Death of an agent  by David McGill

Death of an agent

David McGill

Book

"Ru Patterson, the country's leading broadcaster, is organizing protests against President Johnson's envoy Henry Cabot Lodge, in Wellington to pressure New Zealand to send troops to Vietnam. Dan Delaney is first on the scene of a young naked woman dead...

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The castaway hat  by Clark James

The castaway hat

Clark James

Book

"The Castaway Hat is an amusing intrigue of lure and lucre, spanning two generations. A mystery of a straw hat with a faded red ribbon washed among the rocks. The finder, Edgar, by co-incidence, not that he knows it, met the owner the previous night at...

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The castle of water and woe  by Steffanie Holmes

The castle of water and woe

Steffanie Holmes

Book

Severed hands, moving paintings and an erotic encounter in a priest hole, just another typical day for Maeve Crawford at Briarwood Castle. With Maeve's sister Kelly on her way from America and the fae threat looming ever closer, things at Briarwood are...

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Moonlight sonata  by Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Moonlight sonata

Eileen (Haematologist) Merriman

Book

A bitter-sweet novel of forbidden love and family secrets. 'No one must ever know.' It's the annual New Year family get-together. Molly is dreading having to spend time with her mother, but she is looking forward to her son spending time with his...

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Meltwater  by Suzanne Ashmore

Meltwater

Suzanne Ashmore

Book

"Meltwater is a homage to the power of storytelling. Of a woman's unique journey to find her `self'. A journey made difficult by the fact that Elizabeth has thirteen different `selves,' all part of her, all created to bury shocking memories of abuse....

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Stall turns  by Penelope Haines

Stall turns

Penelope Haines

Book

"Pilot Claire Hardcastle returns in her third adventure! When Claire stumbles over human remains in a swamp, she and her partner are happy to leave the investigation in the hands of the police and continue their holiday. Then Claire meets two men searching...

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Invasion AI  by Derek Lilly

Invasion AI

Derek Lilly

Book

"A gripping science fiction story about a young astrophysicist who stumbles upon an alien invasion of Earth by robots from another solar system. Their far-reaching plan includes some very disturbing facts about the human race and its future. The CIA,...

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Miss Hawthorne sits for a spell  by Katherine Hayton

Miss Hawthorne sits for a spell

Katherine Hayton

Book

"While attending an auction, ghost-seer Emily Curtis can't resist purchasing an old puzzle box. She gets more than she bargained for when she finds the ghost of a witch attached. Miss Hawthorne died in an accident a year ago, so there's no murderer to...

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Unshakable  by Patricia Snelling

Unshakable

Patricia Snelling

Book

"A heart-warming story that will inspire you UNSHAKABLE COURAGE--does Ruby have it? Ruby Preston is about to face the perils of an overland journey to Thailand from Australia. She has agreed to help out in her parent's charity, a child trafficking re...

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The Nancys  by R. W. R. McDonald

The Nancys

R. W. R. McDonald

Book

"Tippy Chan is eleven and lives in a small town in a very quiet part of the world - the place her Uncle Pike escaped from the first chance he got as a teenager. Now Pike is back with his new boyfriend Devon to look after Tippy while her mum's on a cr...

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Recalled to life  by Wendy M. Wilson

Recalled to life

Wendy M. Wilson

Book

After he is kidnapped from a steam ship, Sergeant Hardy awakes in an underground cell with no idea where he is and who has captured him. While planning his escape he searches his memory for any event from his past that his brought him here.

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True?  by Michael Botur

True?

Michael Botur

Book

"Sixteen stories of Aussie, apps, poets, parole, trysts, travel, rehab, refugees, jail, journos, strippers, celebs, drugs and more drugs."--Publisher's description.

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Sweet bitter justice  by Carole St Aubyns

Sweet bitter justice

Carole St Aubyns

Book

"Alice Whitlock, one of New Zealand's first woman lawyers sets up a criminal defence practice in Feilding in 1898. Seth Hanlon arrives from Australia to try and mend a family relationship. They are brought together in circumstances no-one could have ...

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Sweet bitter revenge  by Carole St Aubyns

Sweet bitter revenge

Carole St Aubyns

Book

"Merryweather Sinclair has struggled to keep her New Zealand farm since the death of her father in 1894. When a stranger arrives from West Virginia and insists she repay a debt owed by Lord Sinclair, she plots revenge to retain her property. Rourke Keston...

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Sweet bitter waters  by Carole St. Aubyns

Sweet bitter waters

Carole St. Aubyns

Book

"Jane Southerington has established a new life in New Zealand in the 1880's hiding the brutal events of her past. When she employs Gareth Wyndham as her new farm foreman she is confronted by an aristocratic man she recognises from years back in Engla...

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Make a U-turn when possible  by Trevor Prout

Make a U-turn when possible

Trevor Prout

Book

"They should have listened to the world's foremost theoretical physicist where SETI was concerned. That's what Tony believed. Find the aliens but don't tell them where we are! But the other experts thought they knew best. Then the Harvesters arrived -...

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The bird talker = Te pukorero manu  by Jack. author. Roberts

The bird talker = Te pukorero manu

Jack. author. Roberts

Book

"The story of Turi, The Bird Talker, takes us to a time before European occupation of Aotearoa, where order and tradition dictates a life of learning for the young tohunga-tā-manu, Turi, a peaceful time punctuated by the violence and tragedy of inte...

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Downward dog  by Katherine Hayton

Downward dog

Katherine Hayton

Book

"Hine Trewlove is your run-of-the-mill vegan yoga instructor. Except she can talk to dogs. Well, okay. Everybody can do that! But when the canines speak back, Hine understands and can counsel them through their problems. That's why her latest Dog Yoga...

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Last seen leaving  by Catherine Lea

Last seen leaving

Catherine Lea

Book

"Syd Shaeffer used to be a lot ot things: she used to be ambitious and fearless, a stellar New York District Attorney, and fiancee to dashing love of her life, Frank Spinelli. A viral eye infection changed all that. Now she's blind and runs a failing...

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